Katie Couric's talk show will be called 'Katie.' Enough already with the eponymous talk show titles?


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In the grand tradition of Oprah, Ellen, and Anderson, former CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric’s syndicated daytime talk show — debuting in September 2012 on ABC affiliates — will be called Katie. Judging by the look of the pastels ‘n’ purple promo pic to your right, Katie will be shot in soft focus from my bedroom circa 1994.

Katie’s executive producer Jeff Zucker had hinted at the title in June: “Katie is a unique brand in television,” he said. “The mere fact that you can just say ‘Katie’ and know who we are talking about is evidence of that.”

Whoa! I guess he’s right, but does this strike anyone else as shocking? In real life, Katies are everywhere. I suppose I’m cool with Katie Couric’s show name, but that doesn’t mean that whenever I hear “Katie” I’m not gonna think of like seven different girls on my high school basketball team and a quiet, troll-like classmate who slumped so low into her chair that at times one could not distinguish between her and the desk. God, ABC, quit trying to erase all of my fabulous memories!

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  • LOL

    America yawns.

    • TopherGraceSucks

      So long as they don’t come out with Topher all is well

    • FunkyApplesauce

      I think I’ll just call it “Boring”.

  • brandon

    “Judging by the look of the pastels ā€˜nā€™ purple promo pic to your right, Katie will be shot in soft focus from my bedroom circa 1994.”

    <— Amazing. That is SUCH a weird ad, and straight out of the late 80s/early 90s. Why?? Please let there be a saxophone solo in the theme song.

    • AmericanMovieFan

      I agree. But I have a sick obsession with the 90’s, so I think it’s awesome. Hopefully she’ll have big hair a price is right microphone and trannies galore.

    • Ben

      It looks like an adult diaper ad.

      • sheithaed

        Oops I Crapped My Pants, the disposable adult diaper.

  • Lori

    Who cares what it is called. She was lukewarm as a news anchor, she will be lukewarm as a talk show host.

    • LM

      Have to agree with you!

    • Susan B

      Oh ABC, you really put your foot in it by hiring “Katie” no charisma.


    When I hear the name “Katie” I think about my ex and Katy Perry, NOT Katie Couric.

    • Jane

      Or Katie Holmes. Or even Kate Gosselin. In fact, between the three of them, you hit the trifecta of celebutards that I hate.

  • Julia

    WTF is with the recent influx of talk shows? After a while, all of the stories will be repetitive

    • Jane

      Studios love them because they are cheap.

      • Terri

        The daoimn name The daoimn name itsPresidentBarackObamaDOTcom is being auctioned on Ebay this morning starting at the low bid of just $1 The item number is: 130281763990 Copy and paste into Ebay’s search box and you will go straight there. The graphic design of that page is absolutely beautiful.

  • Jessica

    Yeah- if you say Katie- Katie Couric would be the last Katie I could think of. I would think of Katie Holmes long before I though of Katie Couric. I don’t really understand the need for this show. I think there are too many talk shows now and she doesn’t stand out. It feels like she is trying to replace Oprah. And as someone who watched Oprah daily- I am not interested. I’ll watch Ellen.

  • chris

    Does anyone care about her? She tanked the CBS news. Poor General Hospital.

  • Me

    Um, it says Fall 2012 in the corner. Can it be Fall 20Never?

  • real fan

    I think Katie is an intelligent, warm interviewer. For all you mindless soap addicts, you lose!

    • HAHA

      LMAO, you lose(r)!!!!

    • Jane

      I hate soaps. I also hate Katie Couric. What does that make me? Classy, that’s what.

  • autumdew

    Good luck with her, cause all the ABC soap watchers will NOT be watching unless it is GH! ABC is about to lose a lot of people watching all these dumb talk shows, O was her own person. No one can replace her or the Soaps! GOOD LUCK!

  • Ben

    Don’t worry about it. It will come and go in the blink of a (CBS) eye. I think Katie Couric wants to be the next Barbra Walters. She will be the next failed talk show hostess. She should have stayed on the Today Show and can back there (if they will take her back, at reduced salary).

  • graeme

    Why is there a poster already when it doesn’t launch for another year? Shouldn’t the network be focusing on the shows it’s going to launch in just a few weeks?

  • M

    better than the other titles for ABC….the view….the chew…really?

    • David

      They could have given Katie’s show a similar name to denote what type of audience she will have. It would be called “The Few…”

  • dee123

    It’s in the same font as Barbie is in.

  • Beauty

    All I know is this crapfest show better not interfere with GH!

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